Explores ideals of beauty, body type and shape around the world, including body enhancements such as make-up, cosmetic surgery, skin lightening, piercing, tattooing and body painting. Examines the social value - and costs - of beauty, the media's influence on body image, and the impact of cultural norms on fashion and dress standards.
"Gale imprint Greenhaven Press has a hot new print reference series to check out. Appropriate for high schoolers and general readers, the ?Global Viewpoints? series contains news and magazine articles, authoritative essays, and primary-source documents and will grow by eight to ten per year."
-- Library Journal, March 15, 2009
Price: US $27.95